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October 2003


Figure Release List 10/31/03


With the Red ARC Trooper and Clone Wars Wave 2 sneaking out, and some of the Hoth Wave up on eBay, I thought I'd update the list again. Click on through for the full story.

Friday, October 31, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Hoth Rebel Trooper Carded!


eBay seller mimidog4428 brings us the first carded images of the upcoming Hoth Rebel Soldier. Look for R-3PO and a new Hoth Luke to also be released. mimidog4428 also has some cool prototypes of the unreleased Clone Wars Saesee Tiin and Kit Fisto.

Thursday, October 30, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Be Smart... And Go Download!

Over at Lucasarts.com, downloads are available for the new Rebel Strike TV commercials with their "Be Smart... Be Victorious!" slogan. They're a worthy viewing for sure, and some of the more creative Star Wars commercials I've seen in some time. Even if you don't play the game, it's fun footage of the Alliance Fleet's hero, Admiral Ackbar, giving you tips on how to defeat the Imperial Juggernaught... I wonder how dusty that costume was when they dusted it off for these commercials?

Thursday, October 30, 2003 | Jesse McCracken

Red Squadron, Report In!!!


JediDefender reader and forum member "stan" reports in tonight that a Red Leader X-Wing (retailing for $45, Yikes!) is in the Toys R Us computers. Could we be seeing a new X-Wing on the horizon at our local TRU's soon? Feel free to check out our Saga forums for the discussion on this breaking rumor/news right now!

Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | Jesse McCracken

Red ARC Trooper???

Our friends over at Yakface are reporting that a new version of the ARC Trooper. This rumored variation is trimmed in Red akin to the Clone Trooper variations recently released. Several of these have even popped up in eBay auctions now. Stay Tuned as we learn more on this situation.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Clone Wars Animated Figures



The Official Site brings us the details on the previously revealed Clone Wars animated figures. Wave 1 will consist of Anakin, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu and Asajj Ventress. Wave 2 is also set to be released, and will consist of Durge, Count Dooku, Yoda and Clone Trooper. Head on over to the Official Site for all the details. Thanks to JDer mosnab for the scoop!

Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Unleashed Chewbacca Wave Pre-Order @ KEBco Toys

KEBco Toys has added several new 2003 Saga items for Pre-Order. The items include the new Unleashed figures of Chewbacca, Luke X-Wing and Clone Trooper, new Ultra figures of Wampa, General Rieekan, C3PO, Jabba the Hutt and Bomar Monk, new 12 inch figures of Jawa 2 pack, Garindan and Classic Obi-Wan and three new basic 3.75 inch figures of Jedi Luke, R2D2 w/Drink Tray and Jewa w/Rig 4.

Also be sure to check out their very popular One Of Every Figure Club.

Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your action figures.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 | Chris Berry

Hasbro Confirms Battle of Yavin Wave Lineup!


Hasbro has posted this on their site: "Be sure to check back next month for the next wave 4 of 2004 3 3/4” figures! Includes General Dodonna, Gold Leader Pilot, TIE Fighter Pilot, and Captain Antilles (Fans’ Choice #5) all from the Battle of Yavin!

Great news... stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 | Scott Pearson

New Pics! Jabba's Palace Wave For 2004



The Official Site is the first to post images of the upcoming Jabba's Palace Wave of 2004. This wave will include:

Holographic Luke
Lando Skiff Guard
Rappertunie
J'Quille
Elom
Jabba the Hutt (Ultra)
Bubo, B'omarr Monk, and Wol Cabasshite (Ultra)

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Collector's Gallery Online

The Count Dooku lightsaber is now in stock at Collector's Gallery Online. Vintage items added: Jedi Han laser pistol, 3 puzzles, Jedi blanket sealed. Classic items: Luke Applause Pewter statue, 7 Star Wars cookies, Ishi Tibb Freeze Frame. Episode 1 boxed book gift set & Darth Maul boys bike are also now online.

Monday, October 27, 2003 | Chris Berry

Clone Wars Databank and Official Site Updates


The Official Site has full out launched the Clone Wars Extravaganza in the past few days. Head on over to the Databank for some cool cartoon stills and bios of the first few events of the Cartoon. Then check out this news on what will be coming to the site as far as Hyperspace Member Premiums (hint you get to watch the shorts on-line). Cool beans for a cool idea.

Friday, October 24, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Brian's Toys Newsletter #225

Brian's Toys has just posted their latest newsletter #225. Saga 3 3/4" figures are now in stock! Items include Padme Lars Homestead, Fan Choice McQuarrie Stormtrooper, Imperial Dignitary, Bail Organa, Obi-Wan Kenobi Night Club, Elan Sleezbaggano Night Club, and Ayy Vida.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003 | Chris Berry

Jedi Master Points Auctions Week 3


In a week in which Toy Fair Vader will make his first JMP Auction appearance, the excitement is tempered with the fact that Hasbro also thought they should offer the SOTE Chewbacca in Snoova disguise. There has got to be better product available (like new figures!) to offer than one of the biggest pegwarmers of all time. Also up for bid is Silver R2-D2 and a cool CinemaCast Darth vader. Head on over to Jedimasterpoints.com to check out the auctions.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Wampa and General Rieekan Carded


Japanese auction master RoboChris has carded images of the upcoming Wampa, Rieekan and previously seen C-3PO up for sale. Look for these in US stores soon!

Tuesday, October 21, 2003 | Scott Pearson

I don't know, I'm making this up as I go.


Out today on DVD in stores everywhere is the second greatest trilogy of all time starring Doctor Indiana Jones. Follow this link to our Forums where JD member Virex has compiled a list stores where you can buy the DVD's.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Holiday Yoda Letters Start Today

Email notifications for those holding Lightspeed Passes for Hasbro's Holiday Yoda figure will start going out today (Monday, October 20, 2003) from the Official Star Wars Fan Club. Those who have signed up for Lightspeed Passes will have the first opportunity to purchase the figures at http://starwars.paizo.com. We have plenty of Yodas in stock so there should be enough for all, even if all our current Lightspeed Pass holders order the maximum order of 4 figures each.

Only those who have received the notification email will be able to order the figures from our website. Anyone who goes to the site who has not yet received their email notification will not be able to order.

Monday, October 20, 2003 | Chris Berry

News From Collector's Gallery Online

Collector's Gallery Online is now taking pre-orders for the Master Replicas Thermal Detonator with FREE SHIPPING. Also in stock are the Darth Vader ESB lightsaber & Obi-Wan Kenobi New Hope lightsaber. On sale are the Darth Maul lightsaber, Darth Vader Star Wars lightsaber, Darth Vader lightsaber w/case & Jedi remote. Read on for new items listed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 | Chris Berry

KEBco Toys Pre-Order Update

KEBco Toys has added several new case assortments for Pre-Order.

Including: Kit Fisto Clone Wars wave, McQuarrie Storm Trooper wave, Luke Hoth wave, Luke Jedi wave, both new Ultra waves, more Army Builder waves, Chewbacca Unleashed wave and Garindan 12 inch wave.

You can find all of these cases and more. When buying 2 or more cases please be sure to select the discount price.

More individual figures will be listed this coming week.

Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your action figures.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 | Chris Berry

Action-HQ Announcement

Action-HQ.com brings it to you FIRST again with Sleazebaggano Asst of 7 new figures! Available NOW a week earlier than we thought & months before the US are 7 new figures from the Sleazebaggano Assortment. They include: Sleazebaggano, Obi-Wan Cantina, Ayy Vida Nightclub Twilek, Mcquarrie Stormtrooper, Bail Organa, Imperial Dignitary, and Padme Tatooine Travel Outfit.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 | Chris Berry

Cloud City News

Cloud City will be receiving 7 new Saga figures this week! Items include: Ayy Vida Twilek, Bail Organa, Elan Sleazebaggano, Imperial Dignitary #1, McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper, Obi-Wan Courscant Nightclub, and Padme w/ cloak & Tatooine base. In addition, we have added the following 12" dolls to www.cloudcity.com for pre-order in limited quantities: Jawas, Obi-Wan, and Garindan. They are expected to ship in late November (this is months before most other dealers will receive these 12" dolls).

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 | Chris Berry

New Saga Carded Pics!


Who else but overlord307 brings us again the first carded shots of the next Wave of Saga Figures. Head on over to the listings for shots of the upcoming Concept Stormtrooper, Bail Organa, Obi-Wan, Elan Sleazebaggano, Ayy Vida, Padme Tatooine and Imperial Dignitary #1.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Future Figure Release and Rumor List 10/14/03

With new figures eminent on the pegs and a ton of rumors flying in from Jimmy on our forums and from our friends at Galactic Hunter, I thought it would be a good time to update the release and rumor list of 2003-2004. Click the full story for more details.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Code 3 X-Wing Pictures


Code3 has posted a ton of new pictures of their upcoming X-Wing model. This is the next in a series of models (first was the Falcon). Feel free to discuss this in our Forums and stay tuned for more Code3 news.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Koto Jango Fett


The Official Site updates us to the news that Diamond Comics will be selling the Koto Jango Fett in March 2004 for a suggested price of $95. Head on over there for more details.

Monday, October 13, 2003 | Scott Pearson

REAL Action Stands

REAL stands, the official source for Star Wars action figure stands now are available for the low rate of $1.49 + Shipping for 5 type 1 stands and $1.24 + Shipping for 5 type 2 stands. Order now by phone (1-888-618-REAL) or online. Be sure to enter the Silver R2-D2 and Ephant Mon give away now taking place at their online store. Don't forget to mention that JediDefender.com sent you!

Sunday, October 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

Latest 2003 Saga @ K and C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has received the following new Star Wars items this week. Don't forget we have non-mint figures at a reduced price. New this week in the Saga collection are: WA-7 - Dexter's Diner, The Emperor - Throne Room, and Lt. Dannl Faytonni. All are very limited in supply.

Sunday, October 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

New Attakus @ Brian's Toys

Brian's Toys has just posted their latest newsletter #224. Pre-order the the soon to be released new line of Attakus collectible statues. Scheduled for release in November/ December are Han Solo, Jawa, Salacious Crumb, and Clone Trooper. More to be availible for pre-order soon!

Sunday, October 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

Seeking: New Jedi

JediDefender.com currently has several staff openings available. First, an administrative position is open for individuals whom are interested in taking on tasks at JD such as web page editing, staff management, content creation, and news editing (for this position, technical knowledge is needed, training will be available). Next, news reporters are needed to assist us in posting the latest news and updates from around the Star Wars toy collection galaxy. Please send all inquiries to myself at cberry@jedidefender.com. This is a great way to give back to the Star Wars community, as well as a way to open new doors in your collecting experience. I truly look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, October 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

Give Away Winners

The winnner of the JediDefender.com Unleashed give away is forum member Mawhonic. Prizes for the Clone Wars forum hunt give away go to jadesfire. Both winners will shortly receive an e-mail with details. Stay tuned for the next give away!

Sunday, October 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

New Jawa Coming?


JediDefender sponsor KebCo Toys has listed the upcoming R1-G4 in their latest e-mail of upcoming pre-orders. The pre-order also says "Jewa/rig4" which may mean a new Jawa is also being shipped with the big droid. Stay tuned as we hear more.

Thursday, October 9, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Jedi Master Points Auctions Week 2


This week's auction include the following:
Wuher (Saga Cantina Pack)
Ephant Mon x10
Silver R2-D2 x7
Interactive R2-D2 x6

These end next October 15th. Head on over to www.jedimasterpoints.com to bid!

Thursday, October 9, 2003 | Scott Pearson

January 2004 Comics


The Official Site gives us a Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Dark Horse Comics for January 2004. The continuation of the ROTJ:Infinites Arc, a Clone Wars story and an uber cool attack of the Amanamen! Head on over for full details.

Thursday, October 9, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Hasbro Site Redesign

Hasbro updated their site to a Clone Wars motif. Swing on over and check it out. There is also a small Flash Clone Wars Backstory to read.

Wednesday, October 8, 2003 | Scott Pearson

First Round of Auctions End Today

The auctions at www.jedimasterpoints.com end tonight at 8PM EST. The bids right now stand at

Jorg Sacul 14,310 Jedi Master Points
12" Jango 8,300 Jedi Master Points
Kitik Keed'kak 17,840 Jedi Master Points
Playskool Falcon 4,050 Jedi Master Points

Good luck to anyone who has enough points to top those bids!

Wednesday, October 8, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Doug Chiang Metreon Festival of Anime Appearance

Mikk, webmaster of the South Bay Star Wars Fan Club informs us that Doug Chiang will be making an appearance at the Metreon Festival of Anime on October 11th in San Francisco promoting his new book Robota.

Tuesday, October 7, 2003 | Chris Berry

The Exclusive Star Wars Short Story Collection

News from Mary Franklin at the Star Wars Fan Club:

Starting today, fans of Star Wars fiction can download free, original short stories by Jude Watson, Matthew Stover, and Timothy Zahn from some of their favorite Star Wars websites.

Monday, October 6, 2003 | Chris Berry

Clone Wars + Saga @ K and C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has received the following new Star Wars items this week including Yoda (Army of the Republic), ARC Trooper (Army of the Republic), and Anakin Skywalker (Army of the Republic). You an also pre-order the Clone Trooper vinyl figure by Koto and Scout Trooper Mini Bust.

Monday, October 6, 2003 | Chris Berry

The Custom Alliance DCU Ends

Our friend Dan Curto from The Custom Alliance writes in to inform readers of JediDefender that the Daily Custom Updates of 2003 have come to an end as of Sunday, October 05. Read on for all of the news from Dan!

Monday, October 6, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter.

Brian's Toys has just posted their latest newsletter #223. The new Mace Windu lightsaber is in stock, both in the Signature Series ($799.99) and normal edition ($379.99).

Saturday, October 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

Cloud City News

Cloud City now has the Holiday Yoda and new Clone Wars figures in stock and ready to ship! The new Clone Wars figures are Asaji Ventress Sith Apprentice, Durge Commander of the Separatist Forces, Mace Windu General of the Republic Army, and Obi-Wan Kenobi General of the Republic Army.

Saturday, October 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

New Hyperspace Feature


Hyperspace members can access a new feature at the Official Site. Similar to the Image Attack series that was around during Episode II's Filming and Release, Before the Helmet (SPOILER BTW) will feature exclusive photos taken during Episode III production. The first picture is a shot of Anakin in Palpatine's Office.

Friday, October 3, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Asajj Ventress, Obi-Wan, Durge, Mace @ Action-HQ

Action-HQ.com brings it to you FIRST once again with Asajj Ventress/Durge asst. and Anakin's Jedi StarFighter! Items available to ship out tomorrow include set of 2 Assajj Ventress & Repulbic Obi-Wan, set of 2 Durge & Mace Windu. Just $24.95 per Set! Limited supply.

Thursday, October 2, 2003 | Chris Berry

Collector's Gallery Online

Collector's Gallery Online has many new Star Wars items in stock and items available for pre-order. Such items ready for pre-order include Emperor Palpatine cane & clasp Master Replicas prop set, free shipping $199.95. Clone Wars Anakin, Yoda & ARC trooper set of 3 in stock at $23.95. Clone Wars Geonosian Starfighter In Stock $29.95. Hailfire Droid in stock for $29.95. Thousands of vintage toys, loose action figures, and classic Star Wars toys are at Collector's Gallery Online.

Thursday, October 2, 2003 | Chris Berry

Holiday Yoda Info


Just Received this note in my inbox regarding the upcoming Fan Club Exclusive Holiday Yoda. Sounds like Lightspeed Pass Holders will be able to order in about 2 weeks. Read the full story for more details.

Thursday, October 2, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Clone Wars Countdown



Cartoon Network has posted a clock which is counting down the minutes until the launch of the Clone Wars micro series. T-Minus 36 days and counting! Make sure you refresh the screen a few times to get some different scenes, including a cool looking Tessek lookalike.

Thursday, October 2, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Master Replicas Emperor's Cane and Cloak Clasp


Master Replicas has the Emperor's Replica Cane and Cloak Clasp up for order. They have sold about 50% of the allotment, price is $199 plus shipping. This would make for a very sweet Halloween costume! Click on the Emperor above for a picture!

Wednesday, October 1, 2003 | Scott Pearson

New Lego Sets For 2004

From Bricks to Bothans, the premier Star Wars Lego site in the Universe broke word today that there will be many new sets released in 2004. They include:

  • Cantina Playset $29.99 (Greedo, Han, Luke, Ben, Sandtrooper, Landspeeder and Dewback!)
  • Snowspeeder (Luke and Dak)
  • Dagobah X-Wing
  • Mini Shuttle
  • Mini AT-TE
  • Mini Star Destroyer
  • Mini Sith Infiltrator

    Wednesday, October 1, 2003 | Scott Pearson

    Jedi Master Points Auctions...Go Now (AGAIN)!


    JediMasterPoints.com is now open for business and ready to take your points. Up for bid this first week is 12" Ultimate Jango Fett, Jorg Sacul, Kitik Keed'Kak -Mos Eisley Cantina Set, and Playskool Millennium Falcon.

    The Official Site also has a story on the Auctions which are once again open for business. They note that a Silver R2 and Interactive R2 will eventually be up for bid.

    Click on the full story for details. Also check out the rules to see how the auctions will work. Good Luck (or fat chance depending on how you feel about the promo)!

    Wednesday, October 1, 2003 | Scott Pearson

    Yoda and Battle Droid Pamltalkers


    Seller overlord307 once again brings us some cool protos and unreleased toys. Around the tail end of Episode I the Palm Talkers Line was released. The line did poorly but it also did have its fans. Shown above are two samples of planned but never released Palm Talkers, Yoda and a Prototype Battle Droid. Note to Hasbro, always put Yoda in the first Wave!

    Wednesday, October 1, 2003 | Scott Pearson

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